The Navigation Pane in the File Explorer displays a list of all the files, folders and drives to which you can navigate just with the help of a single click. It is usually displayed at the left side of the File Explorer window. However, some users think of it, as occupying unnecessary screen space and they want to get rid of it. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can hide the navigation pane in Windows 10 File Explorer.

Hiding the Navigation Pane in Windows 10 File Explorer

In order to hide the navigation pane in Windows 10 File Explorer, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

Windows File Explorer

Click on the View tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the dropdown list corresponding to the Navigation Pane in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown below:

Navigation Pane

Uncheck the Navigation Pane option from this dropdown list by clicking on it in order to hide the navigation pane in Windows 10 File Explorer as highlighted in the following image:

Windows File Explorer

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily hide the Navigation Pane in Windows 10 File Explorer. If you want to restore it again, just follow the same steps and check the Navigation Pane option from the respective dropdown list.

How to Hide the Navigation Pane in Windows 10 File Explorer
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